I knit this simple garter rib neckband three times in an attempt to get it looking right. You knit twice the length you want and then turn it inside, pick up the inside stitches, knit them together and cast off. Nice and neat. Except...
First, I knit a turning ridge since it seemed like it needed a harder edge to make a nice crease. Too bad it looked like ass. I ripped that out.
Second, I followed the instructions as written (gasp) and picked up the inside stitches then three needle bound off. It got all twisted and biased and looked like ass. Buh bye.
Third, I picked up the stitches as I went to make sure they were aligned with the live stitches and that worked great. It did take about 1.5 hours to do this last method. Luckily I was able to watch my 49ers get beaten at the same time. Oh the torment. At least the collar looks good, though it's begging for a blocking.